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of president obama's agenda. buzz feed reports he will hit the road this week to take his message to the people while congress is in recess. it's been over 100 days since the newtown massacre. and since then, there have been over 2,000 gun deaths. the debate on gun control may have started months ago, by the looks of it the fight is just beginning. governor rendell. how effective do you think go mayor bloomberg and his media blitz can be? >> wayne lapierre may not know much, but he knows about insanity. >> that he does. >> that's number one. number two, he says the people don't want mike bloomberg in their living rhoades. those ads don't have mike bloomberg's name on them. those ads are very effective and they're striking a responsible chord. because that's what people believe. the question is can that belief be translated into pressure put on congressmen and senators. and i believe it can. because this is one area where i mean i'm stunned when the gop, all eight of their senators voted against universal background checks, i was absolutely stunned. this is party that's trying to reshape their i
cost you at aflac.com. >>> president obama still believes in change you can believe in. it's friday, march 22nd and this is "now." >>> joining me today, political editor and white house correspondent, at the hu "huffington post" and as msnbc contributor, sam stein. vice president of demos, heather mcagree, politico's political reporter jake sherman and bloomberg's senior national correspondent, josh green. >>> president obama is now ming with jordan's kill abdullah. they're expected to discuss the civil war in syria as well as prospects for peace between israel and the palestinians. yesterday the president delivered a speech filled with optimism and hard truths to a room filled with israeli students, beyond endorsing a two-state solution, the president asserted that forging a lasting peace is a matter of civil rights. couching it the broader question of what it means to be a democracy. a return to the signature themes of the 2008 campaign and the early days of his presidency. as he outlined in cairo in 2009, the president began by affirming america's respect and its commitment. >> i
million-vote margin between mitt romney and president obama. there's also some reference to the policy there. but it's unclear exactly what that would mean or where it would go. look, this just falls within the narrative of everything we're seeing in this country. as more and more republicans, more and more democrats and the american public evolves and has evolved quite quickly on this issue. and it's time quite frankly for our elected leaders in washington to catch up with the rest of the country. >> rock on, human rights campaign president, chad griffin, thanks for coming on the show. >> pleasure to be here, thank you, alex. >>> hash tag now is the time, it could be mantra for middle east peace. we will ask the new republican's ben birnbaum about the fierce urgency of a two-state solution when he joins us live from tel aviv, just ahead. hey, our salads. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had
and dislike they have for republicans. a lot of it, i think republicans thought, well post-obama they would be able to talk more frankly with black people. go into these communities and neighborhoods and sort of make amends. but i think they are really underestimating the hangover of all of the disrespect. >> and the hangover of the paul ryan budget. that would disproportionately -- >> and also obama care which is amazingly popular. incredibly popular among african-americans, latinos and asian americans and the republicans want to repeal it, still. >> and eugene is right. it goes back to the central problem in the autopsy. and that is, this is, they're approaching this as a marketing problem. and that somehow if we change the color of the cereal box, that inside the cereal will taste much better and sell better. this isn't about hiring more walmart greeters, right? this is about having them come into communities with a different message. that's what's going to be fundamentally hard. look, i -- took part in a really long, tough primary in 2007 and 2008 with hillary clinton. it went the dista
is the name of the game in washington as president obama and republicans seek an illusive middle ground on spending and taxes. so far, the game is not going very well. >> is the grand bargain dead? >> i don't know whether we can come to a big agreement. the president believes that we have to have more taxes from the american people. we're not going to get very far. >> the president has sounded equally pessimistic about bridging the divide. >> it may be that the differences are just too wide. if their position is we can't do any revenue, or we can only do revenue if we gut medicare or gut social security or gut medicaid, if that's the position, then we're probably not going to be able to get a deal. >> while there's not much agreement there are plenty of ideas. washington is awash in budgets. no less than six plans are currently circulating on the hill. there is the plan from senate democrats, or the murray plan. it includes a one-to-one ratio of spending cuts and tax increaseses, as well as short-term stimulus. then there's the house democrats' budget, which pushes for $200 billion more
'. >>> president obama is in israel, intent on proving that the unbreakable alliance has not been broken and is instead still an alliance. it's wednesday, march 20th. this is "now." >>> joining me today, author and radio host of studio 360, curt anderson. professor at the lbj school of public policy, and msnbc contributor, victor use defrancesca soto, and michael steele, and washington bureau chief of huffington post ryan grim. >> today president obama began his first state visit to israel. after their meeting, the two leaders will hold a joint news conference this afternoon. the day began with president obama's early morning arrival where he was met by netanyahu and simon perez. >> thank you for what you are, thank you for what you do. thank you for the hopes you carry with you. >> i come here today with a simple message for you and the-mile-an-hour people. thank you. thank you for strengthening the unbreakable alliance between our two nations during your presidency. >> despite the positive juju, president obama still has considerable work ahead of had imto shore up israeli support. ben
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